Rachel Stein
Rachel Stein is the Social Media Editor for RealSimple.com. Born in New Jersey, she currently lives in Brooklyn with her fiancé and two feisty cats.

Recent Posts By Rachel Stein

What to Do If You Cut Your Bangs Too Short

Thought you’d be able to snip your own bangs juuust a tiny bit to clean them up, only to take too much length off? Tempting as it may be to kick yourself for not going to a pro, consider it a lesson learned for next time and be proactive now by getting the most out of the length you have […]

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Test Your Picnic IQ

Before you get busy packing the basket, take a second to find out if you’re smarter than the average bear. (Answers below the photo!) 1. If you’ve been stung by a bee, what can you use to remove the stinger? (a) A credit card (b) A needle (c) A spoon 2. How long can food sit in the sun before […]

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Wednesday Trivia: The Perks of Ben & Jerry’s

Think of your dream job: We imagine that instead of a cubicle and paperwork, you’d probably prefer to be surrounded by ice cream and puppies. Not-so-coincidentally, according to Serious Eats, that’s what a day in the life at Ben & Jerry’s looks like! Of the 14 Things You Might Not Know About Ben & Jerry’s, perhaps the most delightful factoid […]

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Where to Find Great Short Stories

If you like a good short story, personal essay, investigative piece, or long-form writing in general, keep these two well-curated resources in your arsenal. You’ll thank yourself the next time you’re waiting in a long line!: Kindle Singles Did you know Amazon sells writing in singles form? Think of it like when you used to buy a single on a […]

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Last-Minute Passover Recipes

Passover begins tonight, April 14, at sundown. Need help with last-minute prepping? Check out our Seder Meal Checklist to double-check that you have all of your (kosher) ducks in a row. Got invited to a seder and only have a tiny bit of time to prep? These seasonal and kosher for Passover recipes all take less than 40 minutes, start […]

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A DIY Dorm Decoration

Filling white walls can be a challenge—especially when your budget can barely cover bedding, let alone picture frames. If you’re looking for an artsy, economical way to make photos or posters pop, consider trying this DIY idea from Dormify, a site that specializes in dorm décor. First, bust out a roll of washi tape, a decorative Japanese tape and DIYer’s […]

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A Free App for Making Healthy Choices

Sure, you may read all about eating healthy on the go, but when you’re out and about—and hungry—it’s easy to forget which items are actually the best choices for you. Fortunately, the (free!) Google Search app takes the guesswork out of it and lets you compare the nutritional value of virtually any two foods. Just press the mic on your […]

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Wednesday Trivia: Dancing Animals

Sure, your dog can get up on his hind legs when he wants attention, but does he know how to boogey? According to Radiolab, there are only two animal species who really “know” how to dance—as in, respond to a beat and matching motion to a music, as opposed to just moving rhythmically. Think you can name them? The answer […]

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How to Extend the Life of a Blow-Out

You shell out a lot of time and good money for a blow-out—don’t let it go to waste by washing your hair the next day (or even that night!). In fact, certain hair types can keep a blow-out sleek for up to five whole days. Naeemah Carre, a former stylist at Blow NY, a salon in New York City, advises […]

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Home Tips 101

Have your home ec skills gotten a little rusty over the years? Never fear—The Today Show did a beginners’ crash course on tips and tricks to know around your house, featuring Real Simple‘s associate home editor Steph Sisco. See how to hem pants, fold a fitted sheet, and more in this video: Need a slower demo on folding a fitted sheet? See ours here.

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